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Re: Latest vintage acquisition
« Reply #165 on: July 24, 2006, 05:50 PM »
Just in the mail today, Leia Engineering pilot marked #5.



Thanks to my good buddy Wayne Thompson.  :)

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Re: Latest vintage acquisition
« Reply #166 on: July 24, 2006, 06:49 PM »
michael a nice pickup, the ISP-6 is one of my favorite mini-rigs and the box is especially pleasant to the eye.

my latest pickup, just 5 more to go...



the sticker is a bit yellowed, but what R2 really doesn't have this affliction?

WOW! That's a nice R2, I need one of those as well to complete my loose collection. Congrats.
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Re: Latest vintage acquisition
« Reply #167 on: July 26, 2006, 08:04 PM »
Thanks Jaybird, I was stoked to get the R2. Only took me 20 years to get another one  ;)

Dale, congrats on the Leia, certainly a sweet pickup. Hard to tell from the pic, but I'm guessing the #5 is on the bottom of the left foot?

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Re: Latest vintage acquisition
« Reply #168 on: August 5, 2006, 03:15 PM »
Thanks to Dale, I've got 3 Vinty's added to my collection! I've finally got a complete Wicket, a much-loved Skiff Lando, and my first POTF figure to my collection... Barada... and it may be the LAST POTF figure I get, too, heh.

It's always fun opening up Vintage packages.

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Re: Latest vintage acquisition
« Reply #169 on: August 5, 2006, 03:30 PM »
Dale, congrats on the Leia, certainly a sweet pickup. Hard to tell from the pic, but I'm guessing the #5 is on the bottom of the left foot?

Yes it is, I took a better pic of the feet.



Congrats on your vinty figs Brad.  :-*

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Re: Latest vintage acquisition
« Reply #170 on: August 6, 2006, 02:59 PM »
I just got my first Vintage carded figures, all from Jedi. I got them from a friend. Only one, Weequay, was in decent shape, but has a yellow bubble.

What I got, all have yellow bubbles:

Weequay
Nein Numb - broken bubble
Emperor - un punched, card issues
Royal Guard - card issues
Logray - card issues
Klaatu - card issues
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Re: Latest vintage acquisition
« Reply #171 on: August 19, 2006, 05:37 AM »
A decent Tri Luke X-wing:



and a very nice German 45-back Leia...

Palitoy...it ain't yellow :)

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Re: Latest vintage acquisition
« Reply #172 on: August 19, 2006, 10:32 PM »
Whoa! 2 more nice carded figs, great stuff Rob.  :)

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Re: Latest vintage acquisition
« Reply #173 on: September 1, 2006, 12:35 PM »
I'm starting to realise that a UK/Euro MOC collection can't be done on the cheap.

But at least I've got another of the expensive ones out the way  ;)

A German 45 Yoda

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Palitoy...it ain't yellow :)

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Re: Latest vintage acquisition
« Reply #174 on: September 1, 2006, 01:14 PM »
I'm always amazed when I see a vintage piece, 20 some years old that's better than most product I see coming fresh out of a modern case.  That's a beauty, thanks for sharing.
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Re: Latest vintage acquisition
« Reply #175 on: September 1, 2006, 02:48 PM »
Dang that German Yoda sure is sweet Rob, very nice.  8)

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Re: Latest vintage acquisition
« Reply #176 on: September 1, 2006, 05:48 PM »
I'm always amazed when I see a vintage piece, 20 some years old that's better than most product I see coming fresh out of a modern case.  That's a beauty, thanks for sharing.

Brent, I totally agree. The vintage packaging stands the test of time and will remain fresh. I guess that's why Hasbro found itself replicating it in the last couple of years.

Rob, the Yoda looks fantastic, very pristine - great score. I'm not familiar enough with cardback country origins - could you fill us in as to what makes this a German Yoda? I notice that under the ESB logo within the film photo it's black as opposed to being able to see more of the photo. Is that a key identifier there? Also is that a brown or green snake, hard to tell from the pic.

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Re: Latest vintage acquisition
« Reply #177 on: September 1, 2006, 06:44 PM »
Hi Guys, many thanks for you kind comments  :)

The German General Mills cards were actually mostly made in the UK by Palitoy and from the front they are identical to UK Palitoy 45B backs (45As were the last cards with Pal logos and 45Cs were the first ROTJ cards).  The black strip under the logo is common to all 45Bs, UK and German, and also certain ROTJ 65 backs.  Some of the German hangers are a slightly different shape (triangular at the top) and nearly all were factory punched.

It's the back of the card which is different.  German text replaces the Bounty Hunter offer that comprised the lower half of the UK ESB 45 backs.



When I started collecting vintage I was aiming for all UK cards but it soon became clear that some figures would be too expensive even if I could find them.  So I now have quite a few Tri Logos (still "proper" Palitoys) and a few German cards which I try to convince myself are Palitoy.  I suppose what i really have now is a European rather than a UK collection.

I like the German figures because more often than not they are in mint condition.  The overstock was bought up in the late-mid 80s from the Palitoy factory in Leicester and so most of them never made it onto the shelf.  As I mentioned, although they are all punched this was done in the factory.

Jason, my Yoda has a brown snake  :)
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Re: Latest vintage acquisition
« Reply #178 on: September 5, 2006, 11:19 AM »
Got two new vintage variaitons for my collections since last time I visited JD.

A Lili-Ledy Bib Fortuna (burgundy cape) and today I got a Biker Scout (made in Macao).

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Re: Latest vintage acquisition
« Reply #179 on: September 7, 2006, 10:51 AM »
Awesome yoda and leia guys.

I reently picked up some pristine loose pieces.

Darth Vader
Hoth Han
Bespin Han
Jawa

So many to go... but there must be patience...